It seems designers have taken a lot of inspiration from everyday school uniform staples for their fall 2011 collections. Not only have satchels made a strong comeback, but also when Louis Vuitton presented their fall 2011 collection, Fashionistas around the world dusted off their inner schoolgirl and made sure they had a new pair of sleek mary janes.

Remember the days when a new school year meant saving up for a new shiny pair of black leather mary janes? These days, mary janes can bring you from preppy to sexy, depending on the way you’d like to style yourself for the day. School of Fashion and the Arts sophomore KC Hipolito came to school this week showing us how to balance both by bringing out her inner schoolgirl in a neutral ensemble with touches of black and silver accessories. Her multi-strap mary janes not only give her some added height, but a style boost with her pair’s modern design twist.

Want to dress up in something a little quirkier? Try your mary janes with some printed leggings or brightly colored ones.

Spotted: See how Prada creatively redesigns the mary jane and incorporates anothe printed fabric to create interesting knee-high boots.

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